Jun.-Professor Susanne Steffes, Deputy of the ZEW Research Department "Labour Markets, Human Resources, and Social Policy", has been offered a junior professorship for empirical personnel economics at the University of Cologne.

Dean Prof. Dr. Werner Mellis and ZEW economist Jun.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Steffes
Dean Prof. Dr. Werner Mellis and ZEW economist Jun.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Steffes

The junior professorship is in the Corporate Development area of the Management, Economics and Social Sciences Faculty. The appointment, made in cooperation with the University of Cologne, is for ZEW a further step towards linking the research carried out at universities with research carried out at other institutes.

Steffes' research interests include labour quality and how it is affected by instruments of personnel management. She is currently focussing on the effects of long-term personnel management on employee loyalty, the organisation and impact of flexible work, and the effects of instruments for staff development and equal opportunities on career progression.